The other characters are rather two-dimensional. In order to find out who killed her friend's cousin, she must pose Miss Georgia Parker, spinster and bookshop owner, is content with her middle-class life - mostly. I like the Duke of Blackford and to an extent, Georgia, but she is way pushy, tactless which I identify with, unfortunately , as well as keeping too many secrets from the Duke. There are several suspects but placing them in that room is tough. The promise of possible romance entices, Georgia's clever sleuthing satisfies, and the cliffhanger ending will have readers eagerly awaiting Parker's third historical cozy.
She might make for a feisty mistress but never a suitable wife of a duke or member of the peer. Fun in Victorian England Very fun series. She particularly likes historical mysteries and the feeling of time travel a good historical book can give the reader. She has a lot of backstory that takes up a lot of the book but it doesn't really develop her character. The E-mail message field is required. The duke is no stranger to the world of international espionage, but Georgia is out of her element in more ways than one.
But the missing thief and his abductor are not the only ones to elude Georgia Fenchurch. More than there should be for a second book, more than can be contained in the first book! The duke is no stranger to the world of international espionage, but Georgia is out of her element in more ways than one. The duke is no stranger to the world of international espionage, but Georgia is out of her element in more ways than one. But when a mysterious stranger threatens to expose her, the counterfeit lady may be in real trouble. The duke is no stranger to the world of international espionage, but Georgia is out of her element in more ways than one. Hopefully Phyllida continues her expanded screentime in the next novel! In fact, I liked all the other characters except the pushy, boorish, insensitive Georgia.
Except all this info-dropping that could not have been all included in the first book. The author must be counting on stringing readers along with it. And, while I appreciate the realism and the coherence about historic period, also I don't dislike a bit of romanticism. A cousin of Georgia's dear friend, Lady Phyllida Monthalf, is brutally murdered in her home during the theft of blueprints of a new battleship designed by her husband--who now stands accused of her murder and treason. When she spies the man who killed her parents years ago, she vows to bring him to justice once and for all at any cost. As with the first book, while I like the authentic Victorian setting, the heroine, Georgia Fenchurch, is not a very likeable or intelligent character, her speech and action are not at all congruent with Victorian-era traits. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
Lady Bennett is a typical spiteful lady though she has a small amount of depth to her character. The Duke threatens to derail Georgia's focus with his close proximity but she knows she can never be a Duchess. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyons Literary Agency. There isn't much 'mystery' here, or red herrings, but nonetheless it's interesting to follow along as Georgia, Emma, and Phyllida pursue traitors to the realm with assists from various menfolk. She hopes one day to avenge her parents' deaths at the hands of a mysterious antiquarian book collector and occasionally dreams that the handsome Duke of Blackford will take her in his arms. Clerk is punished but 'diplomat' is free? I will probably read another of her books, and hope to see improvement as the series progresses. Who would suspect antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch of leading a double life—as a private investigator for the clandestine Archivist Society in Victorian London? Also, the Archivist Society has a very good idea of who did it, they just have to catch the person.
This time the mystery was a bit confused and I had a hard time to keep track on investigation. I'm a bit disappointed by this second book of The victorian bookshop mystery series, especially after the first that I liked very much. But when a mysterious stranger threatens to expose her, the counterfeit lady may be in real trouble. Clara's husband, the naval architect Kenneth, has been hauled off to London's Newgate Prison, though Lady Monthalf is sure the devoted Kenneth is innocent. She must not allow her genuine attraction to the duke--or her obsession with finding her parents' killer--to distract her from her role. Georgia attends fancy balls and dinners with the Duke arriving in the most beautiful carriages.
She plays her part well; then, as part of the drama, she has a dream come true, even if it is but a part in the investigation — to be escorted down the circular stairway with the Duke and announced as part of the ball, to waltz on air with the Duke … what an amazing moment! The Duke arranges everything and Georgia resents his high-handed manner but she agrees to the task to help her friend. Who would suspect antiquarian bookseller Georgia Fenchurch of leading a double life -- as a private investigator for the clandestine Archivist Society in Victorian London? Curious as to where it will go. This series will be a great addition to the mystery bookshelves. Plus she finds herself more and more drawn to the Duke of Blackford. What a sweet dream — to be dressed in gorgeous, high-fashion finery and escorted down the spiral staircase to a ball on the arm of a handsome Duke! The dialogues were very entertaining. However, since the series is mostly well-edited and easy reading, it's a decent way to spend some time when I'm between books and my library carried all five books in the series.
There are several suspects but placing them in that room is tough. It also reminded me of the old romance dime store novels mixed with a little more modern style. Playing the part of the duke's new paramour, Georgia gains entry into the upper echelons of London's elite, where amidst elegant dinners and elaborate parties a master spy schemes to lay hands on the stolen plans. I started reading this book on a beach during our recent Family Fun Day and I quickly noticed this was a book that needed my full attention, so I put it away and picked it back up as soon as I could the next evening and finished it at 2:14 a. Parker takes us back in time and keeps us on our toes with very interesting characters, history and mystery. I can understand her desire to be a duchess, but at least she was hones A fun read with lots of twists and turns, plots running all over the place.
I don't really know why she loves the Duke, other than she's attracted to him and he's a bit more straight-laced than most of his fellow nobles. She must not allow her genuine attraction to the duke'or her obsession with finding her parents' killer to distract her from her role. You got a historical setting, a bookshop and spy stuff. Playing the part of the duke's new paramour, Georgia gains entry into the upper echelons of London's elite, where amidst elegant dinners and elaborate parties a master spy schemes to lay hands on the stolen plans. The ending of catching the perpetrators wasn't as exciting as the first book but it was well done and once again I was surprised at the identity of one person responsible although not surprised at the others. Well as we have learned with Georgia anything and everything.